RIDING OUTFIT: Pattern 3566: Lady's Riding Coat & Pattern 2810: Lady's & Girl's Divided Riding Skirt

This postcard is A5 in size (148 x 210mm), printed on quality 350gsm card with a glossy finish. The reverse side is printed with a pattern description.

A very popular pattern, this divided riding skirt accompanied a well-fitted riding jacket. When first issued in 1905, the skirt was described as 'a most comfortable and convenient shape' and very graceful when off the horse. An important development as women riders moved from side saddle to ride astride.

Such a beautiful fashion illustration, Pattern 3566: Lady's Riding Coat & Pattern 2810: Lady's & Girl's Divided Riding Skirt were issued in Madame Weigel's Journal of Fashion in 1911 & 1905 respectively.

Causing quite a sensation, women could now 'ride astride' instead of the expected side saddle, although many held on to this tradition for years to come.

The subject of a letter to Weigel's Journal of Fashion, this riding skirt was almost a craze in parts of Victoria at the time.

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